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Codes Specialist

Company: City of Norfolk, Virginia
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Codes Specialist Print ( Apply Codes Specialist Salary $38,690.00 - $63,065.00 AnnuallyLocation Norfolk, VAJob TypePermanent Full-timeDepartmentNeighborhood ServicesJob Number10579ClosingContinuous

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  • Benefits
  • Questions DescriptionOversees inspection of existing residential, commercial and industrial structures. Ensures code enforcement, investigates and resolves violations, provides technical knowledge and information, supervises personnel, and provides public information. Department Hiring Salary: $40,379.85 Essential Functions
    • Enforces Virginia Maintenance Code and City Ordinances.
    • Conducts daily inspections that require frequent walking, standing, kneeling and time outside inspecting properties, regardless of weather conditions.
    • Inspects properties by means of complaint, survey, or 360 inspections.
    • Issues Uniform Notice of Violations and Notices of Violations under the Virginia Maintenance Code.
    • Performs individual case review to meet performance standards.
    • Maintains administrative records with documentation associated with each case in case management software.
    • Issues summons and prepares cases for legal action and testifies in court when applicable.
    • Identifies potential properties for USBC Demolition and/or Derelict Structure Designation.
    • Prepares weekly administrative packages for nuisance abatement contracts.Education/ExperienceWork requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.Required:
      • One year experience and general knowledge in at least one of the following areas: plumbing, electrical or mechanical trades; or fire protection, elevator or property maintenance work.Additional Information & Requirements
        • Valid Driver's License required.
        • Must become a certified Property Maintenance Inspector in accordance with Virginia Certification Standards (VCS).
        • Must obtain Special Police Commission within 18 months from date of employment.Signing Bonus: This position is eligible for a one-time $5,000 signing bonus for new hires. The signing bonus will be paid in two (2) increments: $2,500 upon completion of 60 days of employment, and $2,500 upon completion of your probationary period. To receive the signing bonus, you must be an active employee in good standing.Work Schedule: 7 :30 am - 4:00 pm or as scheduledWork Location: 500 E. Main Street, Suite 900, Norfolk, VA 23510
          • Regular full-time and permanent part-time employees may receive paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, employer paid pension plan, basic life insurance, voluntary participation in medical and dental, Section 457 deferred compensation, long-term disability, optional life insurance for self, spouse and children, medical and dependent care reimbursement plans, access to membership in credit union and employer provided parking.
          • Special project/grant employees are generally eligible for the same benefits of regular full-time employees; however, retirement, life insurance and participation in health plans vary depending upon funding and authorization.
          • Temporary/seasonal and part-time employees are generally only eligible for employer provided parking and access to membership in credit union.
          • Retirement If you are hired October 5, 2010, or after to a position with City of Norfolk Retirement System benefits, you will be required to contribute five percent (5%) of your salary toward your retirement benefit. This will be a pre-tax payroll deduction. If you are hired January 1, 2022, or after to a position with Virginia Retirement System (VRS) benefits, you will be required to contribute five percent (5%) of your salary toward your retirement benefit. This will be a pre-tax payroll deduction.
          • The Tuition Assistance Program is established to encourage employees toward continued self-development and education. Permanent full-time and permanent part-time classified, unclassified permanent, full-time special projects, and constitutional employees who have completed six months continuous service will be eligible to apply. The applicants school of enrollment must be an accredited institution. NOTE:The benefits described above are broad generalizations. The specific benefits that an employee may be eligible for are governed by City regulations, as applicable to job type. Non-City Positions listed with a job type designation of "Non-City" are not subject to the benefits descriptions above. Refer to the content of the job posting for information regarding these positions. 01 The following Supplemental Questions are specific to the position for which you have applied to assist the hiring manager in screening applications for specific experience being sought. Please be specific in answering these questions as they will be used to evaluate which applications will be given further consideration in the process. Do not answer "see resume" or "see application" as these are not valid answers. Please note that if you are invited to be interviewed by the department, your responses to the following questions may be subject to verification.
            • I understand and will answer the following supplemental questions completely and thoroughly.02 If you were referred for this position by a current City of Norfolk employee, please provide the employee's full name, department, and job title. If not, please indicate by typing "N/A." 03 Do you have a valid driver's license?
            • Yes
            • No04 Please select the highest level of education you have completed.
            • Less than High School Diploma/GED
            • High School Diploma/GED
            • Some College (6 months or more)
            • Vocational/Technical Degree
            • Associate's Degree
            • Bachelor's Degree
            • Master's Degree or higher05 Do you have at least one (1) year of experience or general knowledge in one of the following areas: building construction, building, fire or housing inspections, plumbing, electrical or mechanical trades, fire protection, elevator, property maintenance or zoning work?
            • Yes
            • No06 Please describe your experience in building, building construction, fire or housing inspections, plumbing, electrical or mechanical trade, fire protection, elevator, property maintenance or zoning inspections. 07 This position requires significant interaction with the public, please detail any experience you have in public service, community service and/or public speaking. 08 Please list any certification/licenses you possess, that you believe would be relevant to a code specialist position. 09 Please describe any education, training, or experience where you acquired knowledge of the International Residential Code, Virginia Maintenance Code, or local ordinances. 10 This position requires knowledge of the Virginia Maintenance Code (VMC) and City Ordinances to perform inspections. Briefly describe your experience, if any, and training that has provided you with this knowledge. 11 A conviction (felony or misdemeanor) does not necessarily eliminate you from employment consideration. A criminal background check is conducted on all new hires. Failure to disclose all criminal convictions may result in disqualification from employment consideration or may result in dismissal from City of Norfolk employment if you have been hired. The nature of the offense; the time that has passed since the offense, conduct and/or completion of the sentence; and the nature of the job sought may be taken into consideration. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor?
            • I have been convicted of a felony
            • I have been convicted of a misdemeanor
            • I have been convicted of a felony and a misdemeanor
            • I have not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor12 If you answered, that you have been convicted of a felony and/or a misdemeanor, please provide an explanation including the city, state and date of the conviction. This excludes minor traffic violations such as speeding tickets. 13 The hiring salary for this position is $40,379.85. Does this align with your expectations?
            • Yes
            • No14 Please provide an explanation of any periods of unemployment that are 30 days or longer. Indicate N/A if you have not experienced any periods of unemployment. 15 Are you a current or previous City of Norfolk employee?
            • Yes - I am a current City of Norfolk Employee
            • Yes - I am a previous City of Norfolk Employee
            • No - I am not a previous or current City of Norfolk employee16 Please indicate your veteran status. (A copy of your long form DD-214 may be required)
            • I am not a Veteran
            • I am a Veteran
            • I am a Disabled VeteranRequired Question AgencyCity of NorfolkApply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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